New and Recently Updated Regulations
The university is pleased to announce the issuance of the following revised Governing Regulations and Administrative Regulations:
GR VII, University Organization (Approved by the Board of Trustees, 6/16/17)
This Governing Regulation has been revised to permit the Lewis Honors College to directly hire Lecturer Series faculty. The Governing Regulation previously stated that all Honors College faculty would have primary appointments in other colleges. The Honors College has determined that a foundational seminar will be central to the new Honors curriculum and that Lecturer Series faculty with primary appointments in the Honors College should provide the instructional support for this seminar.
AR 4:9, International Education Travel (Approved by the President, 6/8/17)
This Administrative Regulation has been revised to clarify what constitutes “explicit endorsement” by the University of international education travel experiences. It has been revised to clarifying the University’s policy on student international travel in countries under US Department of State Travel Warnings or countries under a Level 3 CDC Warning and to outline the required review process for approval of such travel. As part of the review process, the revisions include a new committee, International Health, Safety, and Security Committee. The regulation has been further revised to clarify the role of the Education Abroad Committee, which was previously undefined, and to reflect changes that have occurred within the organizational structure of the UK International Center.
AR 4:11, Community of Concern, Interim (Approved by the President, 5/11/17)
This new Administrative Regulation formally establishes the University’s Community of Concern Team, which has been in place for several years. The regulation defines the Community of Concern Team’s membership and responsibilities, as well as intervention standards that will be utilized to assist students of concern. The Community of Concern Team also will be responsible for managing procedures for Student Involuntary Medical Withdrawal (see New AR 4:12). This Interim Regulation will be reviewed by the University Senate in the fall 2017.
AR 4:12 Student Involuntary Medical Leave, Interim (Approved by the President, 5/11/17)
This new Administrative Regulation establishes the policies and procedures for involuntary medical withdrawal for students whose welfare or behavior is a concern and who cannot be adequately helped by the University’s available resources and the return of those students to class after an involuntary medical withdrawal. This Interim Regulation will be reviewed by the University Senate in the fall 2017.
AR 6:5, Tobacco Policy (Approved by the President, 4/27/17)
This Administrative Regulation has been revised to include the use of electronic smoking devices and the addition of contractors as persons subject to this regulation. The regulation has been further revised to ensure it conforms to Americans for Nonsmoker’s Rights’ expectations so that the University can receive designation as a completely tobacco-free campus. The regulation also transforms the Tobacco-Free Task Force into an ongoing “Tobacco-Free Campus Committee”, with codified responsibilities, membership criteria, and members appointed by the President. The Committee will report to the EVPFA.
AR 8:4: Endowment and Naming Policies for Faculty Support, Undergraduate and Graduate Student Support, and Program, Unit, and Research Support (Approved by President, 7/1/17)
This Administrative Regulation has been revised to add new categories and redefine existing categories for naming opportunities for faculty, student, and program support. Funding amounts for establishing these endowments have been increased and a section related to funding amounts for naming real property has been moved to AR 9:5, Policies and Advisory Committee on Naming University Property.
AR 9:5, Policies and Advisory Committee on Naming University Property (Approved by President, 6/8/17)
This Administrative Regulation has been revised to replace the condition that private funding must constitute 50% of the fundraising goal with the requirement that private funding form a “significant portion” of the fundraising goal for the property. Determination of significance will be made by the President, EVPFA, VP for Philanthropy, or appropriate dean or director. The requirements that at least 50% of the funding commitment must be received prior to construction or purchase and that 2% of the endowment must be earmarked for maintenance are eliminated. Additionally, a clause authorizing the VP for Philanthropy (upon consultation with the President and EVPFA) to grant an exemption to the requirement that a gift agreement must be legally binding on the donor’s estate has been added.
Questions about these or other regulations should be directed to the Office of Legal Counsel at (859) 257-2936, or Marcy Deaton at email@example.com.